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PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWERS…itty bitty living space.

You’re envisioning your new dream home. Images begin to spring to mind…

A small, cozy nook, under a flight of stairs, with plenty of space for your wand and pet owl.

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No? Okay. How about this: a tiny house with a loft bed and ceiling hooks for your fixed-gear bicycle and kombucha tea jars.

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Photo credit.

Still no?

All right. Perhaps this: a 300-square foot, 3rd floor walk-up with no oven, coin laundry, and street parking.

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Really? Not even if I told you you’d get to add an extra 10 minutes to your commute?

God, you’re difficult.

Starting November 1st, I’ll call the latter home.

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Who needs homemade cookies and clean sheets, anyway?

“A third floor walk-up? Are you that desperate to win the company Fitbit challenge?” you might be asking. Excellent guess. The truth is, about a year and a half ago, I started making some pretty big changes in the name of Mother Earth.

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The only mother as badass as Babs.

I even started composting, for crying out loud. And let’s not forget those recycled Christmas presents.

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Obviously I have become an environmental hero and goddess to Portlandia fans everywhere.

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I’m just waiting for my proposal. From 2007 Leo, that is.

The Next Big Thing in my journey towards braided armpit hair is downsizing. Right now I live in a 1,200 square foot, 2-bedroom duplex, complete with a yard, sunroom, and plush carpeting thick enough to hide Trump’s tax returns.

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Also there are ghost cows.

When I moved to my current apartment from a 4-bedroom house, it offered plenty of space for my furniture and featured all of my must-haves.

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I mean just look at that flask nook.

As time passed, I realized I needed less room to feel content. I also needed less stuff.

Speaking of, the real reason I’m posting is because I’m trying to get rid of this. Any takers?

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I meant the curtains. Geesh.

Do you have any moving / downsizing advice?

P.S. – Don’t even think about it. I’m keeping that Aladdin VHS tape.

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22 thoughts on “PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWERS…itty bitty living space.”

      1. Aww. Your driving scares the pants off me, so I’ll decline the carpet ride (dirty!). Also, I live in 550 sq. ft. right now, and it would be plenty of room, except that we have a book-collecting problem and a large man. Sigh.

  1. No tips for downsizing, sorry. With a couple of exceptions, all my moves have been to larger and larger places. But I imagine at least the process of moving to a small place would be much easier than trying to move a 4br house.

    1. That’s what I keep telling myself when I think I might only last one year without an oven. “Well, at least it’ll be a lot easier to move since I won’t have any stuff left!”

  2. Does it mean anything that I recognized that quote right off?

    I admire your scaling down on the stuff. My last post was all about shopping as a hobby. This is something I really need to address in myself.

    I am obsessed with tiny houses, BTW, and really, really want one. But not to live in, just for travel. I keep laughingly say I’ll have to wait until I’m a widow until that can happen, but it occurs to me that’s not very nice.

    1. Peggles! I just realized I never replied to this. I’m DYING to see Aladdin on Broadway, but I’m pretty sure the tickets cost more than my new rent 😉

      If you need a tiny house travel companion, just say the word!!!

  3. I’m so jealous you have been able to find an apartment that small!! (Can I ask, what is your rent?) It’s my hope if I don’t end up with a tiny house, I will have a tiny apartment or condo somewhere, hopefully close to the beach. With me and all of my pets. Gonna be a lot of “Feet” in that tiny space. 🙂

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